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Attributed to Edward Pearce (c. 1630-95)

Charles II (1630-1685) circa 1670circa 1680

RCIN 39248

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This bust of Charles II was probably made as a model for a final marble version. The king is depicted wearing contemporary dress decorated with a pattern of stylised tulips, a rich lace cravat and a wig. His serious expression and the positioning of his head emphasise his dignity and authority.

Cat. 52